As part of  crosstalk video art festival 2010 ( the monthly organised talk series crosstalk Video Presentations start again.

Video and Media Artists from Hungary and from outside Hungary are invited to do a presentation and have a discussion with the audience.  The aim of the events is to introduce contemporary video artists (from and outside our country) and to make the audiences acquainted with video art as such and also to nurture this field of art.

One is going to meet a couple of new changes this year. There has been changes in the structure of the presentations and the venues are going to be different too. Video Presentations are moving from last year’s location the Labor (1053 Budapest, Képíró u. 6.) to the spacious rooms of Műcsarnok (1146 Dózsa György út 37.)

The invited artist of the next presentation: Roland Wegerer (A)

Date: Thursday the 5th November 2009 Time: 7pm

Roland Wegerer was born in 1974 in Amstetten, Austria
Training for technical draftsman, since 1997 express intense in art.
Since 2005 studies at University of art and industrial design Linz. Lives and works in St. Nikola/Danube and Linz.

The investigation of positioning the individual is a central task in the work of Roland Wegerer. For this he dives deeply into the daily life of everyone. Rituals, practices and preferences are recorded and get examinated on their qualities. He uses familiar objects in distorted ways, turns action sequences backwards or focuses details of the human body to intervense in socially formed structures.

>From the collective society, he uses pattern numerous associations. There are the relations of man to his surroundings and the experience of daily life (breathing, chewing, sleeping, etc.) he is interested in. In all his work Wegerer shows processual what the average quantity of sculptural quality emerges is when a human being confrontational meets on a material or an element (dust, air, water, etc.). He goes from an expanded notion of sculpture. The interest is not the formal product, the object itself, nor its aesthetics. To create a work of art can also be just an ordinary stand out against its logical context, words and meaning attached to the outside of the narrow range of the visible stem.

The search for the position and the role of an artist in society, the treatment of current and enduring issues and attempts to answer them driving Roland Wegerer work forward.

Venue:  Műcsarnok (1146 Dózsa György út 37.)

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